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        The Grand Procession of the Wellington Statue turning down Park Lane, published in the 'Illustrated London News', 3 October 1846

        Landells, Ebenezer (1808-60); British. Medium: engraving. Date: 1846. The Wellington Statue is a monument to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, victor at the Battle of Waterloo and later Prime Minister (1769-1852); The monument shows Wellington mounted on Copenhagen, the famous charger that he had ridden at Waterloo; The statue was sculpted by Matthew Cotes Wyatt (1777-1862) and mostly made from the bronze derived from French cannon captured at Waterloo; The original site of the statue was at Hyde Park Corner but it was moved to Aldershot in 1883; This print shows the statue's journey, on the 29th September 1846, from the foundry to its original site on a carriage drawn by 29 horses; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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